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. speaker. i appreciate you allowing me this time today. yesterday was tax day. and i've got taxes on my mind, mr. speaker. you know as most folks in this chamber do that h.r. 25, the fair tax, is the most widely co-sponsored, most widely supported fundamental tax reform legislation in the house and in the senate. both the house and the senate. 64 of our colleagues in the house, mr. speaker, have put their name on h.r. 25, the fair tax. eight of our senate colleagues have put their name on h.r. 25, the fair tax. the fair tax is a revolutionary proposal, mr. speaker, in that it takes all of the power of the tax code out of washington, d.c., and returns it to men and women back home. you know we can manipulate the behavior of anyone in america through the tax code. if i want folks to wear more pink ties and fewer blue tie, i'll subsidize pink ties for 250% and tax blue ties for 250% and we'll change behavior overnight. do you remember, mr. speaker, when we had the electric vehicle tax credit back in 2010? it was a $7,500 tax credit. we said we are going to give $7,500 to every american to
tax, that that money be spent on american made steel, con secrete -- concrete, bridges, buses, trains, whatever. it could work. one example, in the bill there was an opportunity for amtrak to buy new locomotives. about half a billion dollars to be spent on these new locomotives. in that section of law, one sentence was added that said these must be 100% american made. no one was making locomotives in america before that. but siemens, the german corporation, one of the biggest manufacturers in the world said, oh, half a billion dollar well, can make locomotives in america, sure. in sacramento, california, they opened a manufacturing plant, probably somewhere between 200 and 300 people working there today manufacturing 100% american made locomotives and on may 134, three years after they began this process, the first 100% american made locomotive in probably more than a century rolled onto the tracks of america. we can do this. h.r. 549 will provide that opportunity, using american-taxpayer money. i have another bill that does the same for wind and solar projects. we can do these things
, cutting spending in the tax code, and then i think it also keeps our promises to people to seniors who worked hard their whole life and want to nothing more than a secure retirement. and to our veterans to 0 who we made promises as they donned the uniform and fought for our country. >> host: what about the issue of changed cpi. . >> guest: i start with a basic notion that social security has enci ad itbutedp our shben ttal n part of the discussion. certainly we need to be concerned about the long-term solvent sei of social security but again when retirement security is question mark for so many families. i don't think it should be on the table during this part of the discussion during the budget resolution. look at the real contributors to our deficit and debt as we try tackle those challenges. >> host: two final questions before we go to calls. callers are ready. this is another article during an intimate dinner with democratic senators. how come you were left off the list? [laughter] >> guest: i have no idea. [laughter] but i have been very pleased with the president's increase in ou
is saying today. >>> also your online shopping could get very different very soon. is it a tax hike or just a way to help out some small business owners? prices will be going up. >>> and the sounds of a sickening discovery. aerothe 911 calls made by the people of west texas as they reported on that plant explosion that just about wiped part of their town off the map. all of that and breaking news as the second hour of "happening now" starts right now. jon: a new terror plot uncovered in canada linked to al-qaeda in iran. the alleged target, a passenger train traveling between new york and toronto. it is a brand new hour of "happening now," thanks for joining us, i'm jon scott. jenna: hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee, and here's the story. there are two suspects now in custody, and they will be appearing in court today. canadian police picked them up in montreal and toronto following what's been described as a lengthy investigation. the men allegedly received direction and guidance from al-qaeda members, and here's the catch: apparently, these al-qaeda members were based in iran. national corres
by 50% in five years, but our tax revenue remained the same. hadmember one time we arrested somebody for selling cocaine on a playground. the person arrested was in the country illegally. it took our detectives five hours to determine who he was a trick he had five social security cards. illegal immigration does not only affect people on the southern border. 40% of the people in the country illegally did not cross the border. they came on a visa, the visa expires, and they do not go home. it is nearly impossible for law enforcement to determine who they are talking to it, to determine someone's past. for a minimal amount of money, you can get an entire new identity. we have an immigration law tw reasons. one, to protect our national security, and, too, to protect american jobs. the proposal of the senate gang of eight violates both of those principles. it will make our borders less secure, and jobs harder to find at a time when 22 million americans cannot find work. by offering a pathway to citizenship, by offering amnesty, or what i like to college, temporary amnesty in definitely,
put your finger on what we are trying to stay thougertain tax -- certairorize us some kid gets sin street and that terrorizes me because i live here. but that definition in webster has a connection to all legal definitions in that it is a political act. and generally, a political act against noncombatants. one military unit shoots another military unit. that is regular warfare. but when you intentionally attacked civilians for a political purpose, i think everybody agrees that was terrorism we have several elements here in boston. what we do not yet know is whether there was a political purpose. we are assuming there was, but we do not know they're wet -- that for a fact yet. host: someone on twitter reminds us that it was a pressure cooker believed to contain the bomb. likean see what this looks in the new york daily news. what is significant about this to you as we talk about such an easily homemade, crude instrument. guest: ball bearings, nails, pressure kircher ramallah -- pressure cooker, items you can go by this afternoon. look at what timothy mcveigh used, diesel fuel and fe
. and of after that some of yesterday's senate debate on a bill that would allow states to collect sales taxes from online retailers. >>> several live events to tell you about today. the senate judiciary committee hears from homeland security secretary janet napolitano about immigration policy. that's on c-span at 9:30 a.m. eastern. on c-span3 at 10 eastern, the head of the consumer financial protection bureau, richard cordray, presents the bureau's semiannual report to the senate banking committee. also on c-span3 a senate judiciary subcommittee looks into constitutional and statutory authority for drone strikes and targeted killings. that's at 4 p.m. eastern. >>> one of the problems when the judges are appointing the public defenders is then the public defender's job is reliant on their approval. and judges are judged, um, on their efficiency often; how fast do they process cases, how quickly do they get through the docket? so they're going to want a public defender that goes along and gets along, that does their bidding. and that's a real challenge. and in new orleans for a long time, the s
, a way where you can make more targeted cuts. but also eliminate some of the special interests tax breaks that disproportionately benefit a very wealthy people. and unfortunately, today, our colleagues refused to come together to negotiate that. in fact, today earlier today, over in the senate, harry reid, the democratic leader simply asked for permission to go to conference on the budget. and the republican leadership in both the senate and the house right now is refusing to appoint conferrees. having called over the last two years for us to go through the regular order on the budget, they're now standing in the way of moving forward to bridge those differences on the budget. in fact i'm introducing a resolution later today simply to call upon the house to move forward in a transparent way, to negotiate these differences on the budget. >> thank you, congressman and i know you would not say that music and art is an extra, that that is music and art education for the kids in the district of columbia, is an essential part of an education. just to make the point. >> these are very important
administration. chuck hagel is now heading onto jordan and saudi arabia. tax-free shopping on the internet will be the focus of debate. states can only require stores to collect sales tax if the store has a physical presence in that state. the senate voted to take up the bill, which could pass as early as this week. the senate coverage on c-span2. homeland security secretary janet napolitano will be the sole witness. she was scheduled to appear last week. live coverage of the hearing in just under an hour on c-span radio and on c-span. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. [video clip] >> the museum is meant to help a visitor relive the first eight years of the 21st century. the museum explains the decision-making process that i went through as president. and we hope the museum inspires people to serve, to serve their community or their country in some way. we really did not want to be a school. we wanted to be a do tank. i don't know if there is a lesson there. i do know that laura and i decided to go in a different direction with the -- apart from the museum with a comp
piece tax that many in this country have been determined not to keep an open mind but to keep a closed mind as to the possibility that authorities are now confirming that radical islam was the motivation this attack. >> correct. the political correctness on this can be traced back to a couple years. you have a situation, the major hassan situation there. you you have a situation we are calling it the government is calling it workplace violence even in the army's after action report. this is islamic terrorist that in our military that kills 13 americans is determined to be engaged in workplace violence. we were all a bit relieved when the president of the united states said those response responsible for those acts in boston were terrorists but jihadist, muslim terrorist, never come out of his mouth. that is because the narrative doesn't fit what the administration and what some on the left are trying to say. you are right. some of the reports had to focus on the religious belief of the bombers. why is that? that is what motivates them. they are jihadists. as soon as we start recognizin
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